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“Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear”
“In a time such as this,” our faith needs to guide us, not fear. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10 May I share with you that God is in control. All though man-kind, disease has preyed upon man. For the last few years we have experienced Swine Flue, Influenzas Flue and all the other flues, they are all easily spread, usually self treatable, usually self diagnosable and resolves in a few days for most folks. Coronavirus is not new to God. This too shall pass away. The sooner the better for me. We have survived all the others and our prayer is that we will survive this as well. Fear causes folks to do things not logical. Fear is a tool of the devil and he uses it as much as he can. Fear, by its very nature, brings division, tears us apart and makes us doubt the goodness of God. The devil is a liar and the truth is not in him. Fear is perhaps the oldest and most common human emotion. Left unchecked it will ruin you and cause your life to be miserable. Your adversary the devil prows around like a roaring lion seeking someone to destroy. God who is all powerful ,over our feelings, situations and even the things in our life that are outside of our control. He is a Big God and does big things, even for us little folks. With the ever negative news and ever negative people its no wonder we have fears! Don’t listen to them. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Fear has no place in the life of a Christian. Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. We may not understand Gods ways but we can rest in the assurances that His ways are always good. Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? I am not going to listen to the folks who do not trust God. God’s word is clear. Christians have no reason to fear the evil in this world. None whatsoever. Time to let your faith in God be the determining force in your life. Yes, we need to use common sense and wash our hands, just for the record I was washing by hands before this fear factor that is upon us! Sometimes common sense is not very common. We need to follow the advice of the medical professionals and listen to our leaders. Don’t let fear take you out of the will of God. Let your faith in God be bigger that your fears. We must figure out a way to survive and all I know to do is to follow God and His teachings. It will last all through eternity. It has lasted for all these years, why won’t it work now? Keep working where you can. Put your faith in front of you and don’t listen to the naysayers and those who spread fear. Sometimes fear goes around the world while faith is still putting his shoes on. The world is watching you and I. Let’s honor God, do those things that He has called us to do. Figure out a way to make it work. This is an opportunity for our faith to grow. Fear causes us to go out and buy 55 rolls of toilet tissue while faith tells us to buy what we need. Help your neighbor during these times. God is with you. He said he would never leave you nor forsake you. We have a great opportunity to witness to a lost world and weak Christians. Yes folks are dying every day and have since the beginning of time, but now we have the means to share Christ with them and disciple them before they die. Let your faith be bigger than fear and go to work even in small groups if necessary, as our leaders are telling us. Be well and stay healthy.
Your Servant, David